Posted By: Admin on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

In this video, Sean Lang walks you through the drums, cymbals, hardware and drumsticks he uses while gigging and recording free drum lessons for DrumLessons.com. He discusses some of the aspects he likes the most about his drum gear and why he chose to use it in the first place. More »

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Heavy-metal drummers are usually perceived as one-dimensional musicians that lack groove and dynamic control. Heavy-metal’s need for speed and volume tends to overshadow the highly technical and musical persona that’s within the double-pedal loving, speed-freak known as heavy-metal drummer. This drum solo showcases exactly how there’s more to heavy-metal drummers than meets the ear. With some very cool rhythmic ideas and dynamic contours, Sean Lang tells a story of his own in the form of a drum solo that’s worth watching and, most important of all, hearing. More »

Posted By: Admin on Friday, July 20, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

The free heavy metal drum lesson on intermediate drum fills focused extensively on blending constant runs of 16th notes with quick bursts of 32nd notes. Above all, those drum fills promoted your physical development, doubling as great musical fills and coordination exercises.

The five advanced heavy metal drum fills you’ll find here work in the same vein as the previous ones, adding cool rhythmic nuances in the form of broken patterns and creative orchestrations around the whole drum set. In the video, Sean Lang goes through the fills at two different tempos – medium and fast – so you can see exactly how they should sound when you get really comfortable with them. More »

Posted By: Admin on Friday, July 13, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Heavy-metal drumming is heavily (no pun intended) based on powerful, fast and energetic patterns. It can be tricky to add groove and dynamics amidst the wall of sound generated by machine-like drumming. Breaking up the ride patterns you play with the leading hand is a great way to spice up and compliment the music you’re playing along to. In this free heavy-metal drum lesson, Sean Lang teaches five ride patterns that you can apply to your heavy-metal drum beats to make them groove a lot more. More »

Posted By: Admin on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Practicing drums is the single biggest issue almost every drummer faces since the invention of the drum set in the early 1900s. The growth of population density in cities around the world has only aggravated it since most citizens have to live in apartments. This makes it almost impossible to practice in an apartment with an acoustic drum set. Let’s face it, drums are loud and obnoxious. Unless you’re trying to get evicted from the building you’re living in, you won’t want to bust out your acoustic drum set for a long, loud practice session. In order to solve this age-old issue, over the years many companies have developed products that allow drummers to practice at home by keeping noise levels to a minimum. More »

Posted By: Admin on Friday, June 15, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

In this free live drum lesson, Sean Lang–drummer for melodic death-metal band First Reign and an instructor at DrumLessons.com–teaches you to play the traditional blast beat and the hammer blast beat. He also goes about a couple variations on those blast beats and exercises for increasing your blast-beat speed and endurance. More »

Posted By: Admin on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bass Drum Boot Camp

The flat foot technique is used for achieving higher speeds with either a single or a double pedal. It’s quite popular among the heavy-metal drumming community but can be used within any style of music you see fit. In this free live drum lesson Sean Lang goes over the flat foot technique and shares tips and exercises that will make you a master of this technique in no time. More »

Posted By: Admin on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Speed is a lot more than playing patterns at fast tempos. It’s about being prepared for any combination you can think of on the spur of the moment. This type of freedom on the drum set comes from practicing a humongous number of combinations. However daunting this task may seem, do not fear. In this free live drum lesson Sean Lang shares his system for developing speed around the drum set. The exercises you’ll find within will not only speed you up around the drum set but also free up your mind and limbs to play whatever you want, whenever you want. More »

Posted By: Admin on Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death-metal band. The song Sean Lang covers in this video is “Like The Average Stalker” and is taken from Soilwork’s 2001 release A Predator’s Portrait. Before pressing play get your favorite drink, sit back and relax while you watch Sean “smoke” his drum set. More »

Posted By: Admin on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Odd-time signatures have been part of heavy-metal drumming for quite some time now. It’s especially easy to find them in heavy-metal styles of music like progressive heavy-metal. The music of bands like Meshuggah, Opeth, Dream Theater and Tool are a great example of that. Due to its rather important role in heavy-metal drumming and music, Sean Lang wrote eight odd-time signature drum beats for this heavy-metal free drum lesson. The odd-time signature heavy-metal drum beats are in 7/4 and 5/4. More »